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Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it's not the most straight forward option this time. 

It's 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I've tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I'm sure most of you will understand what I'm doing and why I'm doing it, but I haven't assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren't paying for it!) but I've included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn't a written guide to accompany it, and that's reflected in the price. 

I'm totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I've talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 

Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.


Charlie Bowater
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Website . Blog. Limited Edition Signed Print Shop

Favorites: Muse, sketchbooks, pencils, coffee, chocolate, converse, jeans, sleep, the colour green.

Music: Muse, Blue October, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, M83, The Shins, Matchbox Twenty, The All-American Rejects, Weezer, Arcade Fire, Noah And The Whale, Deftones, Explosions In The Sky, White Lies, The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes, Ok Go, Mute Math, JET, Carolina Liar, Band Of Horses, The Goo Goo Dolls, Feeder, Elbow, Brand New, Sigur Rós, Kasabian, The Verve, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marjorie Fair, Beastie Boys, Cold War Kids, Band Of Skulls.

Clint Mansell, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman.


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CreativeartboyArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! I just want to say that your artworks are amazing and you inspired me a lot!
I also have a website if you would check it ...
Thank you very much! Your works are really awesome! :)
Platyadmirer Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Oh i remember you! I forgot to submit my character to the concept character design class hehe (slaps face) I got so busy. Even though I still haven't finished the project your concept class on skillshare is amazing, I was so excited when I was able to pay for it and have good memories from that class :) stay sweet!
lemonjell0h Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student General Artist
I've been browsing your gallery for a while now and I find myself wanting to favourite the whole thing! Your work is literally amongst the best I have EVER seen, no exaggeration - so pleased I stumbled across you! OMG MOAR POEMS! 
CreativeartboyArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Your artworks are amazing!! You have a really great style, I love your art!
Im going to check your tutorials, Im now starting at digital art, hope it can help me! :D
StephaneRoux Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Beautiful Work.
MichaiMathieu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
I enjoyed going through your gallery, wonderful work!  You have a unique silken feel to your style, which is lovely!  -Cheers
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) 
Joe-4-Kerr Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I came here because of ID. Stayed 4 teh 917
BenozLB Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your art.
The style is just perfect +fav 
KaiXabi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! You have an awesome gallery! Glad I found your page :D
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well cheers! ;) 
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tomeksz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014

Do you would like to feature my commission info 
in order to receive a feature La la la la of your commissions in return?

That would be awesome I am a dummy! 
MiKeYzEbRa28 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
are you still doing commissions? 
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not at this precise moment, I might be in the future. I always announce them in a journal if I am. 
MiKeYzEbRa28 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
ok thanks
Bengisee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Charlie your paintings are marvelous and bring such great inspiration, i was wondering if you have done any tutorials on digital painting? if so I would be so keen to check it out!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) 

Yes, I have. They're in my DA journal!
Metzae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
I was drawn to your images for obvious reasons, but as I looked through the gallery I found them even more interesting. The women are beautiful without being too sexual (which is relatively rare on DevianArt). That got me thinking. In the States the name Charlie is almost exclusively a male name, so I was confused when I saw the picture of the beautiful woman attached to these images. After a little Internet stalking it all came together. Please forgive my awkwardness and please please please keep up the magnificent work. I'll have to commission you for cover art as soon as I have the opportunity.
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very thoughtful comment, thank you!

Charlie was typically a boy's name here as well and I still get regularly mistaken for a guy, happens less now though ;D
raynetempura Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
You paint such beautiful and personable people. There isn't an ounce of your work that feels generic, even when at first look it seems like it might be. I'm so drawn to the faces, to the expressions. You have such incredible talent. : )
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ;) and thanks for all of your other lovely comments in my gallery. 
Quetzalkarloatl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i loved your artworks :)
BambooDo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful work :)
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